Past Coalition Advocacy Announcements

 

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Coalition Lauds Forever GI Bill Signing

Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed The Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 or ‘Forever GI Bill’ into law. James Brown, the Executive Director of Coalition released the following statement: “The STEM Education Coalition applauds the Forever GI Bill becoming law. We thank the legislators and veterans groups who spent countless hours working on […]

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STEM in ESSA Plans: Early Analyses

Two education organizations have released early analyses of state education plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reports focus on how states are utilizing new authorities under ESSA to prioritize STEM education in their plans. The brief titled Leveraging ESSA to Promote Science and STEM Education in States from Achieve “provides a landscape analysis of […]

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Coalition Executive Director Testifies at House Science Committee

Today, the Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, James Brown, testified at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The hearing was entitled, STEM and Computer Science Education: Preparing the 21st Century Workforce.  Fellow witnesses included: Mr. Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer, Code.org; Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos, Executive […]

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Coalition Proudly Supports STEM GI Bill Benefits for Veterans

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, released the following statement on H.R. 3218, The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Assistance Act, or Forever GI Bill. “This week, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs will take up the H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. Included in this package […]

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Dept. of Education Responds to Coalition’s Concerns About Science Accountability

On June 23, the STEM Education Coalition expressed strong concerns to the Department of Education (ED) that the first round of ED feedback sent to Delaware was widely viewed as discouraging states from including science in their state accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  These concerns were covered in numerous press stories, including the […]

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Coalition Urges White House on OSTP Nominations

The STEM Education Coalition co-signed a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate highly-qualified individuals to serve in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Positions within the Office, including the Director role, have remained vacant since the President’s inauguration. OSTP is part of the Executive Office of the President and directs federal efforts […]

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STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum Hosts Hill Briefing

On May 10, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing, entitled “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress,” featured expert panelists Dr. David Evans of the National Science Teachers Association, Allyson Knox of Microsoft, Dr. Norman Fortenberry of the American Society for Engineering Education, Domenic Giandomenico of […]

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Coalition Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget: “Our Coalition is disappointed in the Budget’s choice of priorities for federal investments in education.  The President has repeatedly talked about the need for a world-class American workforce.  We do not think this Budget, which would eliminate federal support for teacher […]

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Senate Appropriations Holds STEM Education Hearing

On March 15, the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled, “STEM Education: Preparing Students for the Careers of Today and the Future”. Witnesses at the hearing included:  Sarah Tucker, Ph.D., Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community & Technical College Education; Larry […]

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Coalition Recommendations to President Trump and Secretary DeVos on STEM Issues

On March 13, the STEM Education Coalition sent letters to President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The letters outline the Coalition’s policy recommendations for the White House and the Department of Education. The Coalition looks forward to working with both the President and the Secretary of Education to ensure STEM is elevated as […]

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Coalition Statement on Women in STEM Bills

The STEM Education Coalition is very pleased that President Trump will sign a pair of bipartisan bills into law that will authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to bolster their efforts to bring more women and girls into the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.   The first bill, authored by Rep. Elizabeth […]

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Secretary-designate DeVos Answers STEM Education Questions

After Secretary-designate DeVos’ confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Education Committee, several senators submitted additional follow-up questions to be answered before her final confirmation vote. The STEM Education Coalition compiled all the answers she provided in regards to STEM education. Q: In today’s economy every student needs to have a strong foundation in the STEM […]

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STEM Education Questions for Betsy DeVos

This week, the U.S. Senate will begin the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos. Mrs. DeVos was nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump for Secretary of Education. The STEM Education Coalition hopes senators will raise the following questions with Mrs. DeVos: Q:  In today’s economy every student needs to have a strong foundation in the STEM subjects […]

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Coalition Sends ESSA Letter to State Policymakers

Today, the STEM Education Coalition sent a letter to state policymakers across the nation. The letter outlines the Coalition’s recommendations for the state-level implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, passed by a bipartisan majority in Congress, puts a broad array of key decisions affecting teaching and learning back into the hands of […]

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Policy Forum Hosts Connected STEM Learning Briefing

On Tuesday, the STEM Education Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Connected STEM Learning: Transitioning to a New Vision of Delivering STEM Education.” In partnership with the Policy Forum, the event was co-sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, the Afterschool Alliance, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Panelists for the event included Dennis […]

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Memo to President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

Today the STEM Education Coalition sent its transition memo entitled, “STEM Education, Good Jobs, and American Prosperity,” to President-Elect Trump’s transition team. The document outlines a broad range of policies endorsed by the Coalition. It also includes recommendations for the first one-hundred days of President-Elect Trump’s term. The Coalition appreciates the opportunity to share its […]

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New State Toolkit for Afterschool and Informal STEM Advocates

October 26, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum and the Afterschool Alliance have collaborated to develop a toolkit of materials to help advocates make the case at the state and local level for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education to be a top priority and to integrate afterschool and informal learning strategies into overall plans […]

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The Hill: A Decade Is Way Too Long to Wait

On Tuesday, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, James Brown, along with David Evans, the Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association wrote an article for The Hill urging policymakers to fund Title II and Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the highest possible level. You can read the […]

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STEM Education Coalition Applauds House on Perkins CTE Passage

The STEM Education Coalition commends the House for bipartisan progress on the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.  The House bill contains several important provisions that will help schools integrate more high-quality STEM content into CTE programming, which is a promising way to expand opportunities for all students to succeed in the […]

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STEM Education Coalition Signs Afterschool STEM Hub Letter to State Policymakers

The STEM Education Coalition was a signatory on a letter sent to state education policymakers by the Afterschool STEM Hub, an alliance of local, state and national organizations dedicated to improving education for all students. The letter, sent on Wednesday, September 7, was signed by more than 100 organizations from communities across the country and […]

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STEM Education Coalition Praises House Action to Fund Key ESSA Program to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on this week’s action by the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee bill to fund the Department of Education and the nation’s new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): “We are pleased with the House Subcommittee’s funding level of $1 billion for the Student […]

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STEM Education Coalition Statement on Senate’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act: “We commend the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for producing a bipartisan bill that recognizes policies to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education are a critical aspect of an overall U.S. […]

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STEM Education Coalition Expresses Disappointment with Senate Education Subcommittee Funding Level

June 7, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on today’s Senate Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee bill to fund the Department of Education and the nation’s new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): “We are very disappointed in the Subcommittee funding level of $300 million for the Student Support […]

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STEM Ed Coalition Sends ESSA Guidance Recommendations to Dept. of Education

On Wednesday, the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council sent feedback to the U.S. Department of Education on the implementation of STEM-related provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The guidance recommends that the Dept. of Education: strongly recommends states and districts to use Title II funds on professional development activities for STEM educators. These professional […]

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Informal STEM Education 101: What We Know and Don’t: The State of the Art on Research on Outcomes in Informal STEM Education

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum joined the National Science Teachers Association,  Afterschool Alliance, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Battelle, Education Development Center, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Association for Computing Machinery to host the another round of the Policy Forum’s continued education briefing series on informal education. Focused on the state of […]

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The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving STEM Education

April 27, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition today publicly released “The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education.”  This 10-page paper written for policymakers and education leaders makes a strong case for why informal and afterschool learning must be an integral part of […]

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STEM Education Coalition Budget Priorities for FY17 Budget

Last week, the STEM Ed Coalition issued its final letter to appropriators on the FY17 budget. The letter included the Coalition’s budget priorities and specific recommendations regarding funding priorities at the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. These recommendations include: Supporting the proposal of $2.250 billion for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) […]

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STEM Education Coalition Releases 2015 Annual Report

The STEM Education Coalition today published it’s Annual Report for 2015. The report highlights the Coalition’s activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of its work over the past year. Several highlights of the Coalition’s work include: Rallying the support of more than 100 education, business, and industry stakeholders, as well as bipartisan support from House of Representatives […]

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Recommendations on STEM Education Prepared for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

The STEM Education Coalition has produced a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the 2016 Presidential candidates.  The Coalition’s recommendations cover broad principles for formulating a STEM policy agenda along with a range of specific actions and policy decisions, as well as a a variety of supporting facts to make the case for STEM education […]

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Coalition Joins in Call for Action on Career and Technical Education Legislation

The STEM Education Coalition has joined over 400 educational organizations, private businesses, and professional societies in a joint letter asking Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act. The letter follows the Coalition’s response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions’ request for recommendations on the bill. The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively […]

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STEM Highlights of FY2016 Omnibus Budget Deal

As the year comes to end, Congress is considering the final loose ends on 2016 federal funding. Included in the over 2000 page appropriations bill are several funding streams for STEM education programs and initiatives. The Math and Science Partnerships program at the Department of Education is funded at $152 million, which is consist with spending levels […]

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President Signs ESSA Bill

As President Obama said, “We need more bills like this!” The STEM Education Coalition, along with several of its members, was invited to attend the presidential signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This bill provides substantial support for STEM education for K-12 in the states, and is a big victory for the bipartisan efforts […]

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Informal STEM Education 101: Public-Private Partnerships & Measures of Success

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum joined the National Science Teachers Association, American Chemical Society, Afterschool Alliance, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Education Development Center, and the Association for Computing Machinery to host the another round of the Policy Forum’s continued education briefing series on informal education. Focused on public-private partnerships and how we measure […]

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STEM Education Coalition Supports Every Student Succeeds Act

Today, the House will take up the conference report for Every Student Succeeds Act. The STEM Education Coalition issued the following public statement of support for the bill: “The STEM Education Coalition urges the House and Senate to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act and applauds Congressional leaders for their bipartisan work to replace the […]

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Coalition Analysis of Key STEM Provisions in ESSA

This analysis walks sequentially through the Every Student Succeeds Act section-by- section highlighting the major STEM provisions. You can see the full text of the bill here and an analysis of the overall funding structure here. Standards and Assessments Standards Required in Math and Science: States will continue to be required to maintain standards in […]

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STEM Education Coalition Praises ESEA Conference Agreement, Progress

Today, congressional education leaders completed a two-day conference process to resolve differences between House and Senate passed legislation to rewrite the 13 year-old No Child Left Behind Act.   With a vote of 39 to 1, the bipartisan group of lawmakers approved a comprehensive agreement to revise the nation’s major K-12 education law, which addresses STEM […]

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Group of 19 Bipartisan Senators Urge Support for STEM in ESEA

A bi-partisan group of 19 US Senators joined together in support of keeping key STEM provisions from the Senate’s version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the conferenced legislation. This letter comes in tandem with a similar bi-partisan letter signed by 34 House of Representative Members sent in October. In the letter, the bi-partisan […]

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Coalition Supports Modernizing Aviation Education Regulations

The STEM Education Coalition joined others in the aerospace and aerospace education world through a joint letter supporting a request for additional time to develop a detailed response to substantial new federal education rules regarding the curricula for aviation technicians. Read the full letter here: Aviation Technician Education Letter

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Coalition Submits Key Principles on Perkins Reauthorization

In response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions beginning to review and prepare legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the STEM Education Coalition submitted a letter to Senator Michael Enzi and Senator Bob Casey regarding several important issues. Be sure to read the full letter and see the all […]

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Policymaker Interview Series: Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

This October, Congress passed The STEM Education Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX21) and Committee Member Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT05). The STEM Education Act focuses on improving STEM education fields in federal programs, with special focus on computer science. __ The STEM Education Coalition would […]

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Coalition Praises Bipartisan Support by 34 House Members for STEM in ESEA

October 8, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on a bipartisan letter coauthored by U.S. Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) and signed by 34 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, sent to House and Senate leaders supporting a Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provision that would provide […]

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Rep. Courtney Takes to House Floor for STEM Ed

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STEM Ed Coalition Praises STEM Focus in ECCA/ESEA Bill

As the Senate begins floor consideration of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECCA) this week, the STEM Education Coalition recently praised the bill’s focus on the STEM subjects in a letter to HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray. As an alliance of more than 600 education, business, and professional organizations, we are […]

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Senate ESEA Push Yields Huge Victory for STEM Education

April 21, 2015 Last week the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee unanimously approved the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill that would comprehensively overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which has been in place since 2002.  The original version of the bill considered by the Committee would have completely eliminated the Math […]

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Coalition Statement on House's America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Act

April 20, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following public statement in advance of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s legislative hearing tomorrow on the America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Act of 2015: Our Coalition is pleased with the focus on STEM education in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, which would put […]

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Over 90 Organizations Sign Letter in Support of STEM Education as an ESEA Priority

The STEM Coalition and over 90 other organizations from across the country have signed a letter to Senate HELP Committee leaders urging support for STEM education as an ESEA priority.  The letter is signed by a diverse array of more than 90 local, state, and national organizations that includes teacher and education groups, and professional and […]

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Coalition Statement on Senate ESEA Bill, Franken-Kirk-Murray Bipartisan STEM Amendment

The Coalition released the following statements on the Every Child Achieves Act and Franken-Kirk-Murray Amendment to the Senate’s ESEA bill: Every Child Achieves Act: While the Every Child Achieves Act retains the federal requirement for states to measure student achievement in math and science, it places no funding priority on the STEM subjects and would […]

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Coalition Supports Perkins CTE Act Reauthorization

The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress about the critical role of STEM education in the US. Current workforce demands are changing the STEM conversation as employers are reporting a shortage of skilled workers to fill in-demand positions. Career and technical education (CTE) programs throughout the country are central to overcoming this […]

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Coalition Opposes Passage of Student Success Act, Supports Successful Workforce Amendment

February 25, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on House consideration of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5): “The STEM Education Coalition continues to oppose the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). In today’s economy every student needs to have a strong foundation in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects in […]

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Coalition Supports Passage of the STEM Education Act

February 24, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement in support of the STEM Education Act (H.R 1020): “The STEM Education Act is a good starting point to ensure that federal education and workforce programs are aligned with the needs of today’s students and our future economy.  We hope the House will act […]

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Coalition Statement on FY16 Budget Proposal

The Coalition issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request, which would provide more than $3 billion for STEM education programs across the federal government.  The budget also proposes $200 million for the U.S. Department of Education’s Math and Science Partnership, a $50 million increase, and includes a substantial […]

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Write to Congress: Support STEM Education as a National Priority

TO ALL STEM ADVOCATES: Congress is now considering legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, otherwise know as No Child Left Behind. A bill is expected to move forward in the next two weeks in both the House and Senate education committees. Our Coalition has been meeting with House and Senate members here […]

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Coalition Issues Priorities for ESEA, Reacts to Alexander Proposal

January 16, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition today sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate education committees outlining key principles that should be embodied in legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, otherwise known as No Child Left Behind.   The main focus of the Coalition’s advocacy will be on […]

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Coalition Issues Statement on Final FY15 Spending Bill

December 12, 2014 The STEM Education Coalition, a broad alliance of more than 600 education, business, and professional organizations issued the following statement today on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015: “The STEM Education Coalition is pleased that the final spending bill for Fiscal Year 2015, passed last night by the […]

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Broad Array of STEM Organizations Support Common Standards in Math, Science

December 3, 2014:The STEM Education Coalition has joined with a diverse group of professional, educational, and business organizations in issuing a join statement of support for state-led efforts to adopt and implement rigorous common standard in mathematics and science that promote deeper learning in STEM subjects.The statement, which was co-signed by 44 different organizations,  emphasizes the […]

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US Reps Kilmer & Bucshon Encourage Continued Development of National AP Engineering Course

The STEM Ed Coalition and its Members have worked with the offices of Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA06) and Larry Bucshon (IN08) on the importance of including engineering in the AP curriculum. This week, the offices released a statement in in support of an AP Engineering course. “In a bipartisan letter to the National Science Foundation […]

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Coalition Praises House Action on STEM Education Act

July 14, 2014 Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031), a bipartisan bill developed by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The bill would broaden the definition of STEM subjects to address related fields like computer science, expand programs at the National Science Foundation […]

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Coalition Offers Recommendations to White House on STEM Policy

June 25th, 2014: Today the STEM Education Coalition forwarded an extensive set of recommendations to the Obama Administration on STEM policies and programs at the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and across other agencies.  Back in April, the White House convened a meeting with more than 50 different STEM stakeholder groups and this […]

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Rep. Joe Garcia Introduces I-STEM Network Legislation

June 19, 2014: Last week, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) introduced the Innovative STEM Networks Act, a bill that will provide competitive grant opportunities to states that form network-based partnerships between schools, universities, business, and community groups to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.  The STEM Education Coalition had the opportunity to work closely with […]

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Coalition Issues Statement in Strong Support of Common Standards

May 22, 2014 Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued a statement today in support of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards. “The extensive adoption by the states of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards provides an enormous opportunity for systemic improvement in […]

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Coalition Submits Testimony for Senate Innovation Hearing

April 29, 2013 The STEM Education Coalition submitted lengthy written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee for its hearing today entitled “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments.” The Coalition’s testimony emphasized the important federal role in supporting improvements in STEM education pipeline: “Our nation must expand the capacity and diversity of the STEM workforce pipeline to prepare […]

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Coalition Issues 2014 Update to Core Policy Principles to Improve STEM Education

April 17, 2014 The STEM Education Coalition today issued a 2014 update to its Core Policy Principles, the document the Coalition uses to guide its public policy agenda.  The Coalition revises its Core Policy Principles every two years and this year’s revision strengthens its policy recommendations in a number of areas, including state-standards, teacher preparation, […]

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Coalition Supports Merkley-Franken STEM Appropriations Letter

Washington, DC— The Coalition urged U.S. Senators this week to sign a letter supporting funding for the Math and Science Partnership program at the Department of Education. The Coalition’s message to all Senate offices: To All Senate Offices:  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, I urge you to sign the Merkley-Franken Dear Colleague letter in […]

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Coalition Statement on FIRST Act

Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the FIRST Act, a bill introduced by the House Science, Space, and Technology Majority.  The bill would reauthorize major portions of the America COMPETES Act.  The Coalition testified before the Committee in November of 2013 on this bill and proposals to better coordinate STEM […]

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Coalition Responds to Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal

March 5, 2014 Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget proposal: “We are pleased that the President has continued to make investments for STEM education programs a priority for the federal government – especially at a time when budgets at all levels remain […]

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Coalition Response to President’s State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014 Washington, DC-  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following response to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address: “In his State of the Union address, the President again spoke forcefully about the importance of improving STEM education at every level, so that American workers can compete successfully for the best jobs […]

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$1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill Addresses Key STEM Issues

January 17, 2013 Washington, DC:  This week, Congress passed a $1.1 Trillion Omnibus spending bill that will fund the federal government through the end of Fiscal Year 2014 and will addresses a number of key policy questions important to STEM education advocates.  The bill, which passed the House 359-67 and the Senate 72-26, marks the end of several years […]

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Check out the Coalition’s written testimony to the House Science Committee on STEM ed policies and the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.

See a copy of the Coalition’s testimony here Other witnesses:  Sarewitz Testimony KilleenTestimony  Background materials:   11 13 13 FIRST Act Charter  11 1 13 FIRST Act Discussion Draft

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House Science Committee Leaders Circulate Discussion Drafts of Legislation to Reauthorize the America COMPETES Act

Here are links to the discussion drafts: FIRST Act of 2013 (Republican Proposal) America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Democratic Proposal)

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STEM Ed Coalition Invited to Testimony at House Hearing on Interagency STEM Programs

COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING    TIME                         DATE                                                             PLACE 10:00 a.m.                  Wednesday, November 13, 2013                  2318 Rayburn House Office Building            Subject:   “Keeping America FIRST:  Federal Investments in Research, Science, and Technology at NSF, NIST, OSTP and Interagency STEM Programs”  Witnesses: • Dr. Richard Buckius, Vice […]

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STEM Education Coalition Statement on Student Success Act

To All House Offices: The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on House consideration of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5): “STEM education is closely linked with our nation’s prosperity in the modern global economy and our nation’s future depends on elevating STEM education as a national priority through education reforms, policies to […]

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STEM Ed Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Immigration Bill

To All Congressional Offices- The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on Senate Passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744): “Our Coalition is delighted that the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate contains a set of provisions that support systematic improvements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) […]

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Statement by STEM Education Coalition on Student Success Act

Statement on the House Republican Student Success Act: “Our Coalition has worked for many years to advocate for the inclusion of student performance in science alongside math and reading as a required element of K-12 educational accountability systems.  We sincerely appreciate the Student Success Act’s reinstatement of the requirement that all states continue to test […]

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Minnesota Education Group Applaud Sen. Franken’s Efforts to Champion STEM Education

June 7, 2013 The Honorable Al Franken U.S. Senate 309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Dear Senator Franken: On behalf of the Minnesota Science Teachers Association, thank you for your leadership in the Senate with Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education issues.  We applaud your efforts to improve STEM education and retain […]

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STEM Ed Coalition Statement on Strengthening America’s Schools Act ESEA Legislation

To All Senate Offices- The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension’s will soon meet to mark-up the Strengthening America’s Schools Act, a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Our Coalition issued a statement praising today’s action in the Committee to advance education reform: “The STEM Education Coalition is pleased […]

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Coalition Urges Senate Judiciary Members to Support STEM Education Amendment

To Members of the Judiciary Committee-  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, we urge you to support the bipartisan Hatch #9 Amendment, which will help prepare current and future U.S. students for the best, high-paying jobs of the 21st Century in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  We applaud Senators Coons and […]

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Coalition Urges Senate Offices to Sign Merkley-Franken Dear Colleague Letter

To All Senate Offices:  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, I urge you to sign the Merkley-Franken Dear Colleague letter in support of FY2014 Appropriations for the Math and Science Partnership program at the Department of Education and a pilot initiative to establish a STEM Master Teacher Corps.  The letter is attached.  Current signers […]

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Coalition Supports Sen. Merkley’s STEM College and Career Ready Budget Amendment

To All Senate Offices:  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, I urge you to support the Merkley Amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution to “create a reserve fund to expand, enhance, or otherwise improve science, technology, engineering, math, and career and technical education.”   The amendment language and a summary are attached to this message. […]

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